10.12.2009

quilt festival time

Yay! It's that time again. My entry for the festival is going to be a quilt I made and finished up in June. I love this quilt for a number of reasons; it's simplicity, the way the white fabric (also vintage) breaks up the diamonds, the patterned fabric has loads of orange which is fast becoming a favorite color of mine, but mostly I love this quilt because it is made of re-purposed vintage sheets which not only makes me happy, but also the earth.

vintage sheets

On their own the sheets probably wouldn't have made it to anyone's bed as a fabric of choice now that the 70's have long past, but incorporating the bright sheets in bits and spurts gives new life to something that would have otherwise made it's way to a landfill site. Given the age of the fabric, it is surprisingly sturdy and oh so very soft.

made from vintage sheets

Right now I have the quilt on my sofa table as a decorative table cloth. It cheers up my day when I see it and gives me hope on those days when I feel like I am never going to finish a quilt(s), like the three sitting on my table right now, ahem.

made from vintage sheets

The quilt pattern is the brain child of Rosebud's Cottage and was orginally published in the Quilts and More Magazine dated Spring 2009. If I could name this quilt it would be called "happy" because that's just how it makes me feel.

30 comments:

  1. I am in love with this quilt!

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  2. Happy and snappy and flowery...very fun!

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  3. I love orange in quilts. This is just beautiful! Terrific job.

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  4. It's a lovely quilt, no wonder it makes you happy. I love the quilting.
    Kristina

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  5. Love your wonderful quilt!
    Thank you for sharing.
    geni (nl)

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  6. Fantastic orange!
    thanks for sharing,
    margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  7. i love your quilt!! I had seen it before and only I can say again that it's so beautiful!

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  8. Oooh I LOVE this quilt :-) Its a fav on Flickr to boot!

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  9. This is my new favorite! I love the vintage pieces and how you used the triangles to make diamonds. Such a happy design!

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  10. Love it. I have some vintage stuff I now feel inclined to use :)

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  11. Beautiful! I love the orange and white together.
    I have a stack of fat quarter vintage sheets from a swap and I think this would be the perfect pattern for them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. This is a gorgeous quilt. I have the pattern and have wanted to make it. Orange has become one of my favourite colours since the birth of my son. I love its vintageness.

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  13. Very pretty! I love how you recycled vintage sheets, this is something that I myself am just starting to do.

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  14. Serena,
    I can't believe how much I love orange in quilts, my 70's self would chuckle at me now.

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  15. If only everyone would make do with less and make more of what already is in such a lovely way we might not have a looming landfill crisis. Brilliant... Ducky even.

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  16. Gorgeous quilt! So bright and sunny. I love how you quilted it too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  17. this is beautiful...i love the vintage goodness and how pretty the colors are.

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  18. Love and pattern and the quilting design. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I love this! I have been wanting to make a quilt from vintage bed sheets but didn't know where to start! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I love the orange. Its a beautiful quilt.

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  21. This is a beautiful quilt. I want to reach out an feel it as I am sure it is yummy soft.

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  22. cute! makes me think of warm summer days.

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  23. Sara,
    I'll just warn you ahead of time, sewing with thrifted bed linens is very addicting... :)

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  24. Thanks for stopping by Diane and yes it is oh so yummy soft :)

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  25. I love the idea of repurposing sheets but never thought I'd find cute ones. Your quilt is absolutely adorable!

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  26. Thank you Carolyn...there are tons of really cute sheets out there waiting to be claimed and made into something beautiful. good luck

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  27. I have been looking EVERYWHERE for sheets or a quilt/comforter with an orange rosebud design on a white background. Where could I find a sheet like that?

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